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Product and Company News and Announcements

May 18, 2018

(Digital Science) Research technology company Digital Science has selected identity and access management specialists LibLynx, to manage customer Single Sign-On (SSO) across its portfolio of companies, beginning with ReadCube.

May 17, 2018

(ProQuest) EdTech leader ProQuest has been ranked by Forbes as one of America’s best mid-size employers. The ranking is the result of an independent survey of American workers about their feelings about their own company and others in their industry.

May 16, 2018

(DeepDyve) DeepDyve unveiled a new suite of researcher workflow tools designed to streamline the scholarly literature search and curation process. These tools are freely available as part of the DeepDyve Freelancer plan, and also included in DeepDyve Pro, the subscription-based online rental service for scientific and scholarly research. While DeepDyve Pro is designed for researchers in small to mid-sized organizations who do not have institutional access to peer-reviewed content, DeepDyve Freelancer is suitable for any researcher who routinely uses PubMed and Google Scholar. With today’s launch, these powerful new tools are immediately available to DeepDyve’s 1.5 million registered users.

(Yewno) Yewno announced a new competition in which high school students must collaborate together to produce outstanding research. This new installment of the DoYewno? High School Research Competition is open to students age 19 and under until materials become due at midnight PST on June 15th, 2018. All submissions must be collaborative between a group of two or more students.

(Insight Informatics) Broken Hill City Library in New South Wales, Australia, has gone Live with LIBERO Cloud following a conversion from AMLIB.

(OCLC) OCLC Research announced that Chela Scott Weber has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership as Senior Program Officer. In this role, Weber will help enact the OCLC research and learning agenda that she crafted in 2017 as she served as a practitioner researcher-in-residence.

(OCLC) The Tolstoy Library (Die Tolstoi-Bibliothek) in Munich, the largest Russian-language non-governmental library in Western Europe, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform.

(Preservica) Preservica announced that its market-leading range of cloud hosted (SaaS) active digital preservation and access solutions are now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) region.

May 15, 2018

(Overdrive) As the number one digital-circulating library in the country, King County Library System patrons are considered to be savvy digital readers. To support their avid use of the KCLS digital collection, and to encourage more digital readership among interested KCLS library users, OverDrive, a digital content provider, will send its digital bookmobile to visit two KCLS libraries.

(Equinox) As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Macquarie University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution.

May 14, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Waverley Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud for its library solution after review of competing LMS products.

(PTFS Europe) The Signet Library, a working centre for legal research and learning in Edinburgh, has selected the Koha open source library management hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The WS Society owns and occupies the Signet Library and is the incorporated body of an exceptional brand of Scottish lawyers known as Writers to the Signet or WS with over 500 years of heritage.

(KOMBIT) I denne måned kan vi blandt andet fortælle nyt om den nye databeskyttelsesforordning (GDPR), valget til FBS' styregruppe, folkebiblioteksstatistik og driften af FBS.

May 11, 2018

(Follett) Follett announced it has successfully completed the Ed-Fi Data Standard Certification for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). Developed by a community of ed-tech experts and technologists, the Ed-Fi Data Standard is a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to exchange this information seamlessly. Follett’s Aspen Student Information System hosts and manages student data, safely and securely stores data such as class schedules, student performance, health records, and athletic eligibility, and allows educators to closely monitor student progress, implement new curriculum, and conveniently communicate with parents.

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